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white eastern gray squirrel

Sciurus carolinensis

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Eastern Gray squirrel
Sciurus carolinensis Eastern gray squirrel


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6 Comments

sunswimer02
sunswimer02 8 years ago

I saw some white squirrels in Pensacola, FL, that looked like this. They weren't as large as fox squirrels, and they also had black eyes instead of red.

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Great capture!

zoomanallen
zoomanallen 8 years ago

Jellis, I'm gonna go with Easter gray squirrel. The links you posted are gray not fox squirrels, and I don't think you get the two species living in the same immediate area.

Jellis
Jellis 8 years ago

SerraSpiritwolf look at my spottings. I found two types of Black Squirrels.
One from the SF bay area and the one with the white spot is from Canada B.C.

SerraSpiritwolf
SerraSpiritwolf 8 years ago

I've never seen a black squirrel in person. I think it would be awesome to see one! I love the white squirrels. There are several in this area. We have a lot of the traditional grey squirrels as well.
I don't think this one is a true albino, as it has dark eyes.......not red eyes. Also, there are other baby squirrels running around the same tree and living in the same den as the white one and they are grey.

Jellis
Jellis 8 years ago

Most likely a Fox squirrel albino. Seen many mention of populations of them.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/29/scienc...
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/290...
Where I live we have the Grey Squirrel that has the genetic variation black squirrels

SerraSpiritwolf
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Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Oct 27, 2012
Submitted on Oct 27, 2012

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